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The following books are essential resources for every ambulatory surgery center

Virtually every surgery center refers tot he AORN Guidelines, but often, those guidelines are not readily available in the center.  Keeping a current copy of the Guidelines available will assist center managers and staff in understanding and quoting the actual standards.
Every surgery center must have a reference guide available for drugs.  This is the nursing version.
Every ASC should have a current medical dictionary – either Taber’s or Steadman’s  Both of these books also provide a reference to common abbreviations.
Every ASC should have a current medical dictionary – either Taber’s or Steadman’s  Both of these books also provide a reference to common abbreviations.
The 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code has been adopted by CMS for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  This book will provide staff with the direct references for life safety requirements in the ASC setting.
The Survey Guide for ASCs, written by John Goehle, the host of the “ASC Podcast with John Goehle” is the leading resource for the ASC industry regarding preparing for a CMS Survey.
The Survey Checklist is a companion to the Survey Guide – and provides a convenient way to prepare for a CMS Survey using a checklist format.
Ambulatory Surgery Center Governance, written by John Goehle, the host of the “ASC Podcast with John Goehle” is an essential resource for owners and governing body members of ASCs.
A quick reference guide to the conditions for coverage for ASCs.
While this isn’t really something that you will need for the ASC – Kindle Unlimited is a great way to get low cost access to literally millions of books!  As voracious readers, Sue and John are proud members of the program!
   

 

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